VP, Corporate Development
Winsome is a public transportation professional with over 25 years in the engineering consulting industry –with a focus on transit project development and delivery. She has provided transit industry leadership, recruitment, retention, management and mentorship of transportation professionals for some of the top 10 engineering consulting firms.
Winsome began her career in community planning and redevelopment in post-disaster relief and recovery in South Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Her consulting highlights include transit and community redevelopment projects across the United States. Winsome has managed a number of large-scale multimodal projects through project development and federal NEPA approval, that have been built and opened to the public. She is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), and blends her experience in the transportation industry with leadership coaching to facilitate development of experienced and younger professionals.
Bowen previously served as Senior Director, Advisory Services, Project Development and Finance at WSP and as the head of transportation strategy at Facebook, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she led the social media giant’s regional transportation strategy and partnerships. Her leadership revived a Bay Area effort to explore a public-private partnership to assess redevelopment potential of an inactive freight right-of-way, the Dumbarton Rail Corridor, for public benefit.
Her previous experience includes service as the deputy director of transportation for the City of Miami Beach, leadership roles with two global engineering firms, and as a planner and communications specialist for UNICEF’s communications division on child welfare programs.
Bowen graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in geography, and the University of Miami with a master’s degree in urban and regional planning. She is also a certified professional co-active coach through the Coaches Training Institute.
She serves as a member of the Mineta Transportation Institute Board of Trustees and was a 2014-15 inductee for the VIP Woman of the Year Circle by the National Association of Professional Women.